Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NEW: Glenn Greenwald Explains the Abysmal Failure of Democrats [EXCELLENT}


Monday, January 23, 2017

Empire Files: US-Russia Relations in "Most Dangerous Moment" -- @AbbyMartin and Stephen Cohen


Saturday, January 21, 2017

"Protestors Hang "BETRAYAL" Banner At DNC Headquarters" -- @jimmydore


Just Dumping Trump Is Not Enough; We Need to Dump Capitalism

The system needs changing, not just the CEO of the plutocracy every 4 years.  While Trump deserves every honest criticism that can be leveled at him, are the Democrats really any better?   Some examples:

Are Democrats the Party of Peace?
In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. called the United States government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."* Last year, our Nobel Peace Prize winning president authorized the dropping of 26,000 bombs (though the U.S. is not technically at war) and has also bragged about being “really good at killing people” with drones.]  http://www.progressive.org/news/2013/11/185325/obama-brags-hes-really-good-killing-people

Are Democrats the Friend of the Working People?
“...In March 2009 [after economic meltdown], Obama met with Wall Street leaders. He proclaimed: I stand between you and the pitchforks.  I am on your side and I will protect you.** … And not one Wall Street criminal executive went to jail…’”  Cornel West in Paul Street’s “Farewell Obummer, Hello Golden Showers”]

Are Democrats Against Racism?
The Dept of Justice has refused to prosecute police in 96% of civil rights cases from 1995 to 2015 (bi-partisan but not changed by Dems) http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-civil-rights-prosecutions/#Fy8e7Bvz0T93WAm0.99  Obama has become the Deporter-in-Chief, deporting 414,481 people in fiscal year 2014 alone, some of whom died as a result.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/12/obama-immigration-deportations-central-america

Are Democrats Environmentalists?
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton traveled all over the world promoting fracking.  “As of July 2014, Oil Change International estimates United States fossil fuel subsidies at  $37.5 billion annually, including $21 billion in production and exploration subsidies.”  http://priceofoil.org/fossil-fuel-subsidies/  More Dem environmental fails found  here:  “Stop Groveling! How to Thwart Trump and Save the World” by Carol Dansereau

Do Democrats Support Women’s Rights?
Have they stopped the Hyde Amendment  from being renewed every year since 1976? It limits access of  poor women to federal funds for abortions and thus stops them from controlling their own reproduction, a basic human right.   http://billmoyers.com/content/five-facts-you-should-know-about-the-hyde-amendment/

Are Democrats Really Alarmed About Billionaire Trump?
“...[in 2009] Obama spoke to some of his rich friends at an event called The Wall Street Journal CEO Council. ‘When you go to other countries, the political divisions are so much more stark and wider. Here in America, the difference between Democrats and Republicans – we’re fighting inside the 40-yard lines… I’m talking about lowering the corporate tax rate. My health care reform is based on the private marketplace.’” http://billmoyers.com/story/takes-ruling-class-village-staff-white-house/  **[all emphasis added]

All this fake “Dem-ocracy” brought us Trump.  As socialists, we want to build an independent movement based on real democratic control of our lives and resources.  Are you interested? https://standupseattle2.blogspot.com/

*”Mocking, Marching, Stopping the Hate and Dumping Trump Are Not Enough”  Bruce Dixon

Kill Capitalism before it Kills Us StandUpSeattle.Org

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Live From "Our First Stand" HealthCare Rally Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood--Jimmy Dore



"Obama’s Bombing Legacy"--Nicholas J.S. Davies

Original document:  http://www.mintpressnews.com/obamas-bombing-legacy/224220/


The targets of these covert and proxy wars are not just guerrilla fighters or “terrorists” but also the “infrastructure” or “civilian support mechanism” that supports guerrillas with food and supplies, and the entire shadow government and civil society in areas that resist domination.
As a U.S. officer in Iraq explained to Newsweek in 2005, “The Sunni population is paying no price for the support it is giving the terrorists. From their point of view, it is cost-free. We have to change that equation.”
In previous decades, the victims of similar operations in Central America included the grandfather of a young lady I met in Cotzal in Guatemala – he was beheaded by an Army death squad for giving food to the Guerrilla Army of the Poor. The Catholic Church has now named Father Stanley Rother from Oklahoma, who was killed by a Guatemalan Army death squad in Santiago Atitlan in 1981, as a martyr and candidate for sainthood.


In Iraq, the targets of such operations have included hundreds of academics and other professionals and community leaders. Just last week, U.S. air strikes targeted and killed three senior professors and their families in their homes at Mosul University. The victims included Dr. Mohamad Tybee Al-Layla (Ph.D. Texas), the highly respected former Dean of the College of Engineering.
In 2004, after the assassination of Dr. Abdul-Latif Ali Al-Mayah in Baghdad, a senior police officer explained who killed him and why to British journalist Stephen Grey: “Dr. Abdul-Latif was becoming more and more popular because he spoke for people on the street here. … You can look no further than the Governing Council. They are politicians that are backed by the Americans and who arrived to Iraq from exile with a list of their enemies. I’ve seen these lists. They are killing people one by one.”
As Obama’s murderous proxy wars in Iraq and Syria have spun further out of control, U.S. special operations forces and U.S.-trained death squads on the ground have increasingly been backed up by U.S. and allied air forces. Four years ago, as Obama was inaugurated for a second term, I wrote that the U.S. and its allies dropped 20,000 bombs and missiles in his first term. In his second term, they have dropped four times that number, bringing the total for Obama’s presidency to over 100,000 bombs and missiles striking seven countries, surpassing the 70,000 unleashed on five countries by George W. Bush.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obama Vs Trump - Is Personality More Important Than Principle? Russell Brand The Trews (E390)


I got mad at Russell when he was mucking about in the elections in Britain awhile back.  But I think he's got this about right.  For the 99%, it may be hard to tell the difference between January 20 and January 21.


Brothers, sisters, friends and supporters:
Our hearts are heavy today. President Obama has denied Leonard’s application for a commutation. His name appears on the January 18 list of commutations denied by Obama as issued by the Office of the Pardon Attorney. Leonard's attorney Martin Garbus was also notified. (Pardon Attorney's Letter)
Today, in an email, Leonard said, "If I should not [receive clemency] then after we are locked in for the day I will have a good cry and then pick myself up and get myself ready for another round of battles until I cannot fight [any] more. So, don’t worry. I can handle anything after over 40 years.”
It’s hard to bear such a blow, though. And make no mistake -- Leonard has been hit hardest of all. But let’s not mourn so very long. Instead, let’s move ever forward. Channel your grief and anger in a positive way. Remember that Leonard still needs our help. He needs quality health care and a transfer to a medium security facility, among other things. We’ll always work towards freedom for Leonard, but these actions may help to make his life more bearable until freedom is won.
Now, we urge you to write to Leonard and help to keep his spirits up. Tell him you won’t give up, that you’ll walk the rest of the way with him. Send cards and letters to:
Leonard Peltier #89637-132
USP Coleman I
PO Box 1033
Coleman, FL 33521
Thank you for your hard work and determination. Blessings to all of you.
Please stay tuned.
In solidarity,
International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

On Contact: Real Purpose of Intel Report on Russian Hacking with Abby Martin & Ben Norton


Monday, January 16, 2017

'Fake News' Isn't New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda--Mint News